Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Chocolate Cherry Mixed Media Valentine

What is better than chocolate-covered cherries? That was my inspiration for the color combo for this fun Valentine. In addition to the yummy colors, it was fun to add some textures to it. I used Spellbinder heart dies, cut 3 different sizes out of FSJ cardstock and then ran the large one through the cuttlebug in an embossing folder. The PTI brown cardstock was also embossed with the same folder. To make the texture pop, a|s shell ink pad was pulled over the raised embossing. Isn't that pretty?!

The front was put together and then texture paste was added using a heart stencil from JoAnn.  So easy to "frost" the stencil and, such a great effect.  I had owned texture paste for over a year but had never used it and now I'm addicted.
 I also found a great tutorial for a half-circle pop-up card. Love learning new techniques and this was so easy to follow: http://juliedavison.blogspot.com/2015/06/video-pdf-half-circle-pop-up-card.html?m=1
Here's the side view. Fun stuff and great tip on reducing bulk.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Get Well Soon - Lawn Fawn

Is this not the cutest little nurse you ever saw?!! Lawn Fawn has some adorable images and this one is a great one to bring a smile to the face of anyone not feeling well, don't you agree? A little copic coloring, a little paper distresser action, a bit of twine and some pretty paper - all dressed up and ready to go!
Here's the inside!  Cuteness!!

So, a little Lawn Fawn action to start the new year. I took a hiatus during the holidays to kind of regroup and figure out which way to go forward with my papercrafting business. I decided that freedom and flexibility to play and grow is the way to go for me. I am going to be doing some Design Team work, will hold some crafty classes and will try to find time to do more blogging as well.

Happy 2017!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Joy! Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2016

My final card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I used watercolor pencils and a waterbrush to color my image. I need to work on the cup but love the scarf and little critter. I added a touch of cranberry glitter to the scarf to add a little sparkle.
And, here's a matching purse for my secret santa at work. She loved it!
And, here's both together. Wouldn't that make you happy?! so fun!

Our secret santa reveal party at work was a hoot! As you can see, we all had a lot of fun! Have you ever played the Saran Wrap Ball game? If not, it's totally worth it - I've played it with family and friends and it's always a hoot! There was a can of spam in the center on one ball. So funny!

Best wishes to all for a very happy holiday season and a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for another great hop, Amy!